Movies like Colette

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Colette (2018)
 6.8
 10K
Colette (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, France, Hungary, Netherlands
Duration: 111 min.
Story: French novelist, Colette, overcomes an abusive marriage to emerge as a leading writer in her country and a candidate for the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Style: inspirational, based on true events, captivating, lyrical, intellectual
Plot: ghost writer, nobel prize, husband wife relationship, female writer, novelist, exploitation, bisexuality, female protagonist, lesbian kiss, infidelity, open marriage, branding, libertine, dog, dancing, horse, prostitute, fashion, cat, party, money, food, female nudity, sex scene, gambling ...
Time: 1900s, 1890s
Place: paris france, france

Most similar movies to Colette

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, melancholic and captivating films with plots about husband wife relationship, mother daughter relationship, drinking, dancing, drink, mother son relationship and father daughter relationship mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like Colette: The Favourite (2018), The Last of Robin Hood (2013), The Duchess (2008), The Children of the Century (1999), Another Way (1982). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.7
 92K
The Favourite (2018)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah governs the country in her stead. When a new servant Abigail arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah.
Style: based on true events, factual, emotional, melancholic, cynical ...
Plot: rivalry, aristocracy, queen, lesbian, british royal family, lgbt, queen of england, favoritism, fight for supremacy, love triangle, abuse of power, member of parliament ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Last of Robin Hood (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Errol Flynn, the swashbuckling Hollywood star and notorious ladies man, flouted convention all his life, but never more brazenly than in his last years when, swimming in vodka and unwilling to face his mortality, he undertook a liaison with an ...
Style: serious, gloomy, sexual, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: womanizer, movie star, sexual abuse, actor's life, hollywood, forbidden love, love affair, artists and showbiz, love and romance, showbiz, teenage life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1958, year 1965, year 2010 ...
Place: los angeles, new york, usa, vancouver british columbia canada, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.9
 72K
The Duchess (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Italy, France, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A chronicle of the life of 18th century aristocrat Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, who was reviled for her extravagant political and personal life.
Style: emotional, sexy, touching, realistic, dramatic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: love affair, infidelity, love triangle, high society, aristocracy, love and romance, mistress, family problems, marriage, adultery, destiny, duke ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1770s, 19th century, 1930s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Children of the Century (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: True tale of the tumultuous love affair between two French literary icons of the 19th Century, novelist George Sand and poet Alfred de Musset. But their affair falls apart during an excursion to Venice, Italy where Musset is distracted by drugs and ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sexual
Plot: infidelity, feminism, fall in love, romance, writer's life, couple relations, destructive relationship, forbidden love, love affair, tragic love, artists and showbiz, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, 1830s
Place: italy, europe, france, venice, geneva switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.9
 579
Another Way (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Hungary
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Political and sexual repression in Hungary, just after the revolution of 1956. In 1958, the body of Eva Szalanczky, a political journalist, is discovered near the border. Her friend Livia is in hospital with a broken neck; Livia's husband, ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating, sincere
Plot: lesbian relationship, hospital, politics, infidelity, moral dilemma, romance, forbidden love, lgbt, tragic love, college, political conspiracy, political unrest ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: europe, hungary, budapest
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Professor Marston & the Wonder Women (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The unconventional life of Dr. William Marston, the Harvard psychologist and inventor who helped invent the modern lie detector test and created Wonder Woman in 1941.
Plot: lesbian, polyamory, sexual perversion, bdsm, censorship, taboo, sadism, polygamy, college professor, infidelity, teacher student relationship, sorority ...
Time: 1940s, year 1947, year 1941, year 1972, year 1985 ...
Place: greenwich village manhattan new york city, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The King's Speech (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, Australia
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The King's Speech tells the story of the man who became King George VI, the father of Queen Elizabeth II. After his brother abdicates, George ('Bertie') reluctantly assumes the throne. Plagued by a dreaded stutter and considered unfit ...
Style: uplifting, serious, talky, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: royal family, friendship, queen, british history, destiny, state affairs, speech, radio, disability, historical character, treatment, doctors and patients ...
Time: 1930s, 40s, pre world war two, 30s, 20th century ...
Place: england, britain, buckingham palace, europe, scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Prick Up Your Ears (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Stephen Frears directs this biographical drama focusing on controversial British playwright Joe Orton, revealed in flashback after his murder by lover Kenneth Halliwell. Born in 1933 in Leicester, in the English Midlands, John 'Joe' Orton ...
Style: witty, clever, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: murder, playwright, gay, prodigy, writer's life, lgbt, gay relationship, rebelliousness, tragic love, artists and showbiz, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 1950s, year 1967 ...
Place: england, europe, morocco, australia, brighton ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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A Quiet Passion (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Belgium, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The story of American poet Emily Dickinson from her early days as a young schoolgirl to her later years as a reclusive, unrecognized artist.
Plot: poet, recluse, marriage, anger, camera, father daughter relationship, singer, dancing, tea, crying man, wedding, horse and carriage ...
Time: 19th century
Place: massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.2
 36K
Lovelace (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Story of Linda Lovelace, who is used and abused by the porn industry at the behest of her coercive husband, before taking control of her life.
Style: sexual, serious, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: sexual abuse, porn actress, filmmaking, strong sexual content, life is a bitch, redemption, actor's life, innocence lost, artists and showbiz, sex, porn, exploit ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 2002, year 1970
Place: usa, florida, malibu california, new jersey, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.7
 97K
Frost/Nixon (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: For three years after being forced from office, Nixon remained silent. But in summer 1977, the steely, cunning former commander-in-chief agreed to sit for one all-inclusive interview to confront the questions of his time in office and the Watergate ...
Style: talky, clever, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: journalism, reporter, politics, journalist, president, scandal, lie, loneliness, tv show, politician, head of state, usa president ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1974, year 1977
Place: california, usa, washington d.c., manhattan new york city, australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.3
 47K
Woman in Gold (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Maria Altmann, an octogenarian Jewish refugee, takes on the Austrian government to recover a world famous painting of her aunt plundered by the Nazis during World War II, she believes rightfully belongs to her family. She did so not just to regain ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, dramatic, emotional ...
Plot: holocaust, injustice, art, courtroom drama, dedicated lawyer, legal action, stolen painting, fighting the system, legal, aging, nazi, lawyer ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s
Place: austria, california, washington d.c., pasadena california, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Marie Antoinette (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, France, Japan
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The retelling of France's iconic but ill-fated queen, Marie Antoinette. From her betrothal and marriage to Louis XVI at 15 to her reign as queen at 19 and ultimately the fall of Versailles.
Style: realistic, factual, colourful, melancholic, stylized ...
Plot: queen, royal family, royal court, princess, historical character, palaces castles and temples, state affairs, french, siblings relations, politics, rite, female protagonist ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1770s
Place: france, paris france, europe, austria, versailles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.2
 2K
Van Gogh (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 158 min.
Story: In late spring, 1890, Vincent moves to Auvers-sur-Oise, near Paris, under the care of Dr. Gachet, living in a humble inn. Fewer than 70 days later, Vincent dies from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. We see Vincent at work, painting landscapes and ...
Style: serious, psychological, realistic, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: prostitute, sibling relationship, mentally unstable, prodigy, social misfits, tragic hero, obsession, siblings relations, tragic love, celebrity culture, down on your luck, mental illness ...
Time: 1890s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.2
 21K
The Wife (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Sweden, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A wife questions her life choices as she travels to Stockholm with her husband, where he is slated to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Style: sincere, thought provoking, lyrical, twists and turns
Plot: novelist, infidelity, extramarital affair, professor, wife husband relationship, nobel prize, marriage, revelation, adulterous husband, sexism, father son relationship, aspiring writer ...
Time: 1990s, 1960s, year 1992, year 1968, year 1960 ...
Place: stockholm sweden, connecticut, sweden, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.4
 20K
Factory Girl (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the mid-1960s, wealthy debutant Edie Sedgwick meets artist Andy Warhol. She joins Warhol's famous Factory and becomes his muse. Although she seems to have it all, Edie cannot have the love she craves from Andy, and she has an affair with a ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, witty, gloomy ...
Plot: addiction, artist, singer, socialite, studio, infidelity, interview, love, mental illness, rise and fall, actor's life, art ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s, year 1971 ...
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Better Angels (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: At an isolated log cabin in the harsh wilderness of Indiana circa 1817, the rhythms of love, tragedy, and the daily hardships of life on the developing frontier shaped one of our nation’s greatest heroes: Abraham Lincoln. Abe is a thoughtful and ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: wilderness, education, illness, americana, society, farm, church bell, thunder, turtle, embroidery, abandoned by father, burial ...
Time: 19th century
Place: indiana, usa, kentucky, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Mary Queen of Scots (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Mary Stuart attempts to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I, Queen of England, only to find herself condemned to years of imprisonment before facing execution.
Style: serious, realistic, bad ending, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: royal family, cousin cousin relationship, rivalry, royal court, betrayal, political unrest, state affairs, queen elizabeth i, queen, female protagonist, protestant, throne ...
Time: 16th century
Place: scotland, england, europe, scottish highlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 7.0
 2K
Violette (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Born out of wedlock early in the last century, Violette Leduc meets Simone de Beauvoir in postwar Saint-Germain-des-Près. An intense lifelong relationship develops between the two women authors, based on Violette's quest for freedom through ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, captivating
Plot: friendship, writer's life, artists and showbiz, friends, feminism, lesbian relationship, gender, society, lesbian, lesbian kiss, film within a film, farm ...
Time: 20th century, year 1964, 1960s, 1940s, 1950s ...
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.9
 28K
Goya's Ghosts (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Painter Francisco Goya faces a scandal involving his muse, who is labeled a heretic by a monk.
Style: serious, thought provoking, realistic, captivating, dramatic ...
Plot: prostitute, rape, muse, heresy, life is a bitch, model, confession, french, lifestyle, false accusation, napoleon, religion and supernatural ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1800s
Place: spain, dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Glass Castle (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A young girl is raised in a dysfunctional family constantly on the run from the FBI. Living in poverty, she comes of age guided by her drunkard, ingenious father who distracts her with magical stories to keep her mind off the family's dire ...
Plot: father daughter relationship, dysfunctional family, regret, alcoholic, funeral, child abuse, gambling, hospital, illness, writing, pride, restaurant ...
Time: year 1989, year 1964
Place: manhattan new york city, lower east side manhattan new york city, west virginia, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Made in Dagenham (2010)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A dramatization of the 1968 strike at the Ford Dagenham car plant, where female workers walked out in protest against sexual discrimination.
Style: clever, touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: discrimination, working class, sewing machine, factory, injustice, idealism, gender, protest, feminism, workplace, rebellion, human spirit ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1968, year 1966 ...
Place: england, europe, michigan, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.5
 4K
LBJ (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of U.S. President Lyndon Baines Johnson from his young days in West Texas to the White House.
Plot: speech, husband wife relationship, cigarette smoking, falling to the ground, assassination of president, attorney general, airplane, lie, 13 year old, drinking, kiss on the cheek, bathtub ...
Time: 1960s, year 1960, year 1965, year 1964, year 1963 ...
Place: wyoming, texas, west virginia, georgia, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Movie in collections
 6.2
 1K
Valentino (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In 1926 the tragic and untimely death of a silent screen actor caused female moviegoers to riot in the streets and in some cases to commit suicide...
Style: serious, offbeat, realistic, stylized
Plot: hollywood, movie star, filmmaking, romance, athlete's life, rise and fall, lover, historical figure, fame, rising to stardom, prison, human spirit ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, year 1919, 1910s
Place: california, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.2
 14K
Tulip Fever (2017)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An artist falls for a married young woman while he's commissioned to paint her portrait. The two invest in the risky tulip market in hopes to build a future together.
Style: touching, suspense, melancholic, suspenseful, sincere ...
Plot: unfaithful wife, doctor, portrait, female protagonist, trust, promise, adultery, artist, marriage, painter, secret, dysfunctional marriage ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: amsterdam, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.2
 104K
The Post (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between journalist and government. Inspired by true events.
Style: based on true events
Plot: journalism, publisher, vietnam war, newspaper, politics, controversy, liar, newspaper office, businesswoman, truth, lie, u.s. government ...
Time: year 1949, year 1966, year 1965, year 1971
Place: vietnam, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The behind the scenes story of the life of A.A. Milne and the creation of the Winnie the Pooh stories inspired by his son Christopher Robin.
Style: factual, melancholic, thought provoking, cynical
Plot: father son relationship, fame, husband wife relationship, children's book, childhood, maggot, playwright, marital problem, nanny, traumatic childhood, teddy bear, game playing ...
Time: post world war one, year 1941
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.2
 14K
Marshall (2017)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA, China
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, battles through one of his career-defining cases.
Plot: lawyer, court, kidnapping, jewish, trial, investigation, racism, microphone, record player, trust, bar, doctor ...
Time: 1940s, year 1967, year 1954
Place: grand central station manhattan new york city, connecticut, manhattan new york city, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Final Portrait (2017)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story of Swiss painter and sculptor Alberto Giacometti.
Style: based on true events, neurotic
Plot: painter, sculptor, swiss, american abroad, sculpture, husband wife relationship, prostitute, brother brother relationship, pimp, garbage can, dishonesty, diving ...
Time: 1960s, year 1964
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.4
 11K
Topsy-Turvy (1999)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History, Music, Musical
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: After their production "Princess Ida" meets with less-than-stunning reviews, the relationship between Gilbert and Sullivan is strained to breaking. Their friends and associates attempt to get the two to work together again, which opens the ...
Style: talky, witty, semi serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: theater, prostitute, telephone call, cigar smoking, drink, exhibition, opera, rehearsal, music, buddies, musician's life, showbiz ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1880s, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england, europe, paris france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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